Sun., Sep 20, 2020
3:00pm  |  75min.
The Vierne Project
The Vierne Project
Honoring Louis Vierne’s Sesquicentennial
Eric Plutz, Organist
Please join us for our first livestream concert of Fall 2020: https://www.facebook.com/events/302998814255942/
Louis Vierne (October 8, 1870 – June 2, 1937)
Symphonie No. 1, Op. 14
Symphonie No. 4, Op. 32
Eric Plutz is University Organist at Princeton University, where his responsibilities include playing for weekly services at the Chapel, Academic Ceremonies, and solo concerts, as well as accompanying the Chapel Choir in services and concerts. He coordinates the weekly After Noon Concert Series at the University Chapel, is Lecturer in Music and Instructor of Organ at Princeton University, and maintains a private studio. Also in Princeton, Mr. Plutz is rehearsal accompanist for Princeton Pro Musica. In 2016 Mr. Plutz received the Alumni Merit Award from Westminster Choir College of Rider University. More information is available at www.ericplutz.com.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, performances of The Vierne Project (the complete organ symphonies of Louis Vierne, honoring the composer’s Sesquicentennial) will be extended throughout 2021. One of a handful of organists to embark on such a venture, Mr. Plutz has secured performances at multiple venues, and in a variety of formats.
As an organ concert soloist, Mr. Plutz, who “performs with gusto, flair, clarity, and strong yet pliant rhythmic control (James Hildreth for TAO),” has accepted engagements in distinguished locations across the United States and abroad including Germany, Austria, Philadelphia (Verizon Hall, the Wanamaker Organ, Longwood Gardens), New York City (Church of St. Ignatius Loyola, Cathedral of St. John the Divine), Washington, DC (Washington National Cathedral), Durham (Duke University Chapel) and San Francisco (Grace Cathedral). He has been a featured artist at three Regional Conventions of the American Guild of Organists (2007, 2011, and 2019), the Annual Convention of the Organ Historical Society (2016), and at the 2010 National AGO Convention in Washington, DC, Mr. Plutz performed twice, in collaboration with two local groups. His playing has been broadcast on “With Heart and Voice,” “Pipedreams,” and “the Wanamaker Organ Hour.”